The White House is unveiling a renewed focus on products ‘Made in America‘. Understandably those who oppose the overall America-First agenda immediately react to the effort by pointing out many of the Trump branded products are made overseas. However, many of those detractors miss the larger issue, while simultaneously their antagonistic efforts actually help the messaging campaign.
The larger America-First economic platform, and the ancillary ‘Made-in-America’ message, are targeted toward economic policy; the bigger picture. The goal is to make national policy reflect a “better option” for companies and manufacturers to produce products in the United States.
As long as the best business model for any company is to outsource manufacturing, that will be the outcome. The America-First policy objective is to change the underlying policy which in turn changes the business model for companies; making American product manufacturing the more cost effective approach.
The key economic message is always within the “why”? Why do companies make U.S. market products overseas? Focus policy on the why, and natural fair market economics will self-correct.
Often those discussing jobs and manufacturing argue the driver of production is “cheap labor”. However, those making that argument also cite increased “automation” in manufacturing. These two arguments are mutually exclusive. If modern manufacturing is now heavily automated the ‘cheap labor’ argument holds far less merit.
Today, President Donald J. Trump will host companies from across the country at the White House for the Made in America Product Showcase.
The White House is highlighting and celebrating each state’s effort and commitment to American made products by bringing in and showing off products from all 50 states that are made and produced in the United States.
State —- Company —- Product
- Alabama – Altec – Bucket trucks
- Alaska – Alaska Bowl Company – Bowls
- Arizona – PING Golf – Golf clubs
- Arkansas – Hytrol – Conveyer belt
- California – The California Wine Institute – Wine
- Colorado – Gordon Signs – Neon signs
- Connecticut – Sikorsky – Model helicopters
- Delaware – ILC Dover LP – NASA space suit
- Florida – Tervis – Tumblers
- Georgia – Chick Fil A – Food
- Hawaii – Koloa Rum Co. – Rum
- Idaho – Boise Cascade Company – Engineered wood floors
- Illinois – Caterpillar – Farm equipment
- Indiana – Broomcorn Johnnys – Brooms
- Iowa – RMA Armament – Body armor, dummies
- Kansas – Grasshopper Company – Lawnmower
- Kentucky – Campbellsville Apparel – Apparel
- Louisiana – Marucci Sports – Baseball bats
- Maine – Hinckley Yachts – Yacht
- Maryland – Health Crab Pots – Crab pot manufacturer
- Massachusetts – St. Pierre Manufacturing – Horseshoes
- Michigan – Milton Manufacturing – Fabric
- Minnesota – Faribault Woolen Mill – Wool blankets
- Mississippi – Taylor Machine Works – Forklift
- Missouri – Beehler Corporation – Door hinges
- Montana – Simms Fishing – Fishing gear
- Nebraska – Greater Omaha Packing – Beef
- Nevada – Kimmie Candy – Candy
- New Hampshire – Cider Belly Doughnuts – Doughnut company
- New Jersey – Campbells Soup – Soup
- New Mexico – Desert Plastics – Plastic Manufacturer
- New York – Steinway – Piano
- North Carolina – Cheerwine – Soda
- North Dakota – Dakota Outerwear Co. – Military outerwear manufacturer
- Ohio – Bully Tools – Shovels, rakes, hoes etc.
- Oklahoma – DitchWitch – Trencher/excavator
- Oregon – Leupold and Stevens – Sights and scopes
- Pennsylvania – Ames – Wheel barrows
- Rhode Island – Narragansett Brewing Company – Beer
- South Carolina – Casual Cushion Company – Cushions
- South Dakota – K Bar J Leather – Shotgun chaps
- Tennessee – Gibson Guitars – Guitars
- Texas – Stetson Hats – Cowboy hats
- Utah – Colonial Flag Company – Flags
- Vermont – Dubie Family Maple – Maple syrup
- Virginia – National Capital Flag Company – Flags
- Washington – Liberty Bottleworks – Water bottles
- West Virginia – Homer Laughlin China Company – Iconic fiesta line of china
- Wisconsin – Pierce Manufacturing – Two firetrucks
- Wyoming – Aviat Aircraft – Model aircraft
The Trump Administration is honoring the incredible workers and companies who make “Made in America” the world standard for quality and craftsmanship.
America is a nation that honors the work of gifted and skilled tradespeople, but for too long our government has forgotten the American workers. Their interests were pushed aside for global projects and their wealth was taken from their communities and shipped overseas.
Under the leadership of President Trump, not only will the American worker never be forgotten, but they will be championed. President Trump has offered a new vision: the well-being of the American citizen and worker will be placed second to none.
President Trump has been fighting on behalf of American workers and families since the first day of his Presidency. The President signed a ‘Buy American and Hire American’ Executive Order that targets the abusive use of waivers and exceptions to undermine ‘Buy American’ laws that promote the allocation of taxpayer funds to American companies.
The order also takes steps to stop the abuse of the immigration system and protect American workers. The President is committed to preserving American jobs for American citizens.
The President has also taken steps to ensure that Americans are equipped with the tools necessary to thrive in the modern economy. He signed an Executive Order to promote and create more flexible apprenticeship programs that arm American workers with valuable skills.
President Trump has taken decisive action to free America’s energy potential and create jobs in areas that need them the most. He has approved the construction of new energy pipelines, allowed for the exportation of coal, increased liquefied natural gas exports, and withdrew from the Paris Climate Accord.
Unnecessary and burdensome regulations stifle economic growth and harm American workers. The President has repeatedly taken action to remove burdensome regulations so businesses can build in America.
President Trump signed an Executive Order stipulating that for every regulation signed into law, two regulations must be eliminated and he has begun the process of reducing permitting time for infrastructure projects from 10 years to 2. The American Action Forum estimates that President Trump has already saved the United States $60 billion through regulatory rollback.
President Trump knows that America first means putting American workers first.